Posts tagged ‘Bristol’
It wasn’t a very funny joke. But c’mon… Palin’s gonna milk it for every bit of spotlight it’s worth. She wants an apology. He gave her one, on the air. Along with an explanation. The joke writers thought Bristol was at the Yankees game and they wrote a line in the nightly “Top 10” about her getting pregnant. The line says “her (Palin) daughter” got pregnant at the game and while Bristol was implied, it turns out that Bristol at the game, it was one of the other daughters.
So Dave says he’s sorry, that the joke was targeted at adults, that they should have said “Bristol” and not just “Palin’s daughter”, that he didn’t mean to point it at the other daughter, that he does not think jokes about kids are funny – that this was an accident (intent was for an adult) and he’s sorry for it. The joke wasn’t even that funny and as Dave said, luckily they don’t have to go to the Hague to defend all of them. Dave’s been doing the Top 10 lists for about 107 years and sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re not. Did Dave come out wiping tears from his eyes during his apology? No…it’s a comedy show.
One could take the apology and move on but in true celebrity fashion – Palin keeps that spotlight turned on. If Sarh Palin doesn’t want the attention and pregnancy jokes, she should step away from cameras and microphones (and maybe she should teach her kids about both abstinency and birth-control). She comes out boasting about how effective her abstince-only program is and how every school should teach it and every American should raise their kids using this method…and then her own daughter has to drop out of high-school and raise a baby on her own….it’s sets her up for criticism, much less jokes.
Boo Hoo. It’s the media’s fault. It’s Tina Fey’s fault.
Today Palin is attacking the media’s “Very Scary” reporting of her. WOW is that hypocritical after the fear-mongering campaign she ran and the things she said about Obama!
But to think that Americans only find her ridiculous becuase of the media and not becuase of her own idiocy is… well, it’s ridiculous and idiotic. She’s ridiculotic!
It’s the media’s fault that I am ridiculous. It’s the media’s fault that my town charges rape victims for rape kits. (Source)
It’s the media’s fault that three times John McCain specifically critized my Wasilla earmarks and used them as examples of wasteful spending. Source
It’s the media’s fault I look foolish for proclaiming in that my “Abstinence Only” programs are the most effective way to combat teen pregnancy and keep our youth in high school and college, and then having my eldest daughter be a high-school dropout with a baby – and marry a redneck who’s also a high-school dropout. Source (Note: Levi was asked to resign from his job because that position requires…wait for it….wait for it……….a High School diploma! Abstinence Only programs are awesome, Sarah! You must be so happy.)
It’s the media’s fault that I claimed I was experienced in foreign policy simply based on my street address, and without owning a passport until 2007. At that point, I had met with zero foreign leaders or heads of state and I had travelled outside the USA only once. Source and Source
It’s the media’s fault that not only do I not read any current events publications, but I cannot even name one of those publications.
It’s the media’s fault that for 312 nights during my first 19 months in office that I charged the taxpayers a “per diem” totaling $16,951 for staying in my own home — an allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business (Source)
It’s the media’s fault that not only do I permit the slaughter of wolves by chasing them with planes until they’re so exhausted that they fall down on the ground, but I also pay $150 for cutting off their leg and bringing me that prize. (Source) (If wolves can roam in Alaska…where can they live??)
It’s the media’s fault I look an idiot for saying “nucular” Source
It’s the media’s fault that I supported the Bridge to Nowhere, that I accepted and kept the $233 million dollars provided by America’s tax payers, that I only distanced from the Bridge after it became an embarrasment and another shining example of wasteful spending. Source
It’s the media’s fault that after 9 United States Geological Survey studies have all concluded that the habitat of Alaska’s polar bears is threatened by global warming that I sued the USA for listing Polar Bears as a Threatened Species. Source
It’s the media’s fault that I look like a tool for saying that couldn’t entertain the idea “until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day”.
Palin lashes out at media: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28573074/?GT1=43001
While Sarah Palin asks you to accept her family’s decision (“choice”) – her policies would take that same decision away fromeveryone else.
Palin’s privacy versus her public stance
She, her husband and daughter got to make private decisions privately. But her public views would deny that same right to other Americans.
How sensitive is Sen. John McCain’s campaign about his presumptive running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin?
Well, there’s the fact that they appear unwilling to let her be alone with the media. God forbid anyone should ask about her views on, say, global warming — she doesn’t believe that human activity has anything to do with it. Perhaps they don’t want anyone to hear her explain why she opposes hate-crime laws?
The fact of Bristol Palin’s situation and the way in which she and her family have chosen to deal with it are legitimate issues, because they involve public policy issues on which Sarah Palin, candidate for vice president, has taken political positions. Palin, for example, opposes sex education in schools, including all access to contraceptive information for adolescents.
The point is that the Palins were able to make all these decisions according to the dictates of their own consciences, formed by their own religious convictions, within the privacy of their own family and according to its values and traditions. What they decided is nobody’s business but theirs; the fact that they were free to arrive at their own decision is everybody’s business.
The particular brand of social conservatism in which Sarah Palin quite evidently believes deeply would DENY OTHER AMERICAN FAMILIES and other American women the freedom to make these same intimate decisions according to the dictates of their own consciences, religious convictions and traditions.
Read the Full Article Here: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/la-oe-rutten3-2008sep03,0,684320.column